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Russell Jerome Du Frain

Russell Jerome Du Frain, American cytogeneticist. Achievements include being first to access accurately Alpha Particle damage to Human Lymphocyte Chromosomes; research elucidating Halogenated Pyrmidine role in sister chromatid exchange; documented genetic predisposition to colon cancer in Tamarins. Research grantee National Institutes of Health, 1978-1984.

Background

  • Frain, Russell Jerome Du was born on October 4, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Russell Ward and Irene Ruth (Beach) Du Frain.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Education, Western Illinois University, 1967. Master of Science, Western Illinois University, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University, 1974.

    Career

    • Biology and earth science teacher Pekin (Illinois) Community High School, 1968-1969. Assistant professor biology Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, Illinois, 1969-1971. Associate scientist to program director Oak Ridge (Tennessee) Associated Universities, 1975-1985.

      Senior research geneticist Allied-Signal Corporation, Morristown, New Jersey, 1985-1988. Senior research investigator Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Syracuse, New York, since 1988. Affiliate Tennessee Center for Biotechnology, Knoxville, 1983-1984.

      Consultant Integrated Laboratory Systems, Durham, North Carolina, 1988-1990.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include being first to access accurately Alpha Particle damage to Human Lymphocyte Chromosomes. Research elucidating Halogenated Pyrmidine role in sister chromatid exchange. Documented genetic predisposition to colon cancer in Tamarins.

    Works

    • Associate editor Molecular & Environmental Mutagenesis, 1982-1987. Contributor articles, abstracts, reports to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Environmental Mutagen Society, Genetic Toxicology Association, Genotoxic and Environmental Mutagen Society, Sigma Xi, Beta Beta Beta.

    Connections

    • Married Alanna Eilene Hubert, June 10, 1967. Children: R. Jerome, Jessica Son of, Robyn A.
    • father: Russell Ward Frain
    • mother: Irene Ruth (Beach) Du Frain
    • spouse: Alanna Eilene Hubert
    • children: R. Jerome Frain
    • Jessica Son of Frain
    • Robyn A. Frain
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    Born October 4, 1944
    (age 72)
    Nationality
    • 1967
      Western Illinois University
    • 1968
      Western Illinois University
    • 1974
      Cornell University
    • 1968 - 1969
      Biology and earth science teacher, Pekin (Illinois) Community High School
    • 1969 - 1971
      assistant, professor biology Moraine Valley Community College
      Palos Hills, Illinois, United States
    • 1975 - 1985
      associate, scientist to program director Oak Ridge (Tennessee) Associated Universities
    • 1985 - 1988
      senior, research geneticist Allied-Signal Corporation
      Morristown, New Jersey, United States
    • 1988
      senior, research investigator Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
      Syracuse, New York, United States

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